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Referendum Democracy

Citizens, Elites and Deliberation in Referendum Campaigns

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: Referendum Democracy

    1. Introduction: Referendum Democracy

      • Matthew Mendelsohn, Andrew Parkin
      Pages 1-22
  3. The Rising Use of Referendums

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 23-23
    2. Public Opinion and Support for Direct Democracy: a Grassroots Perspective

      • Stephen C. Craig, Amie Kreppel, James G. Kane
      Pages 25-46
  4. The Impact of Referendums on Liberal-Democratic Institutions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 65-65
    2. Legislative Response to Direct Legislation

      • Elisabeth R. Gerber, Simon Hug
      Pages 88-108
  5. The Impact of Referendums on Deliberation and Decision Making

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 167-167
    2. The News Media and Referendums

      • Richard Jenkins, Matthew Mendelsohn
      Pages 211-230
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 256-277

About this book

As the referendum becomes a more regular component of decision making, it leaves few, if any, institutions, processes and values of democracy untouched. Political actors of all kinds - including political parties and interest groups - seek to use the referendum device to further their own objectives. The end result is a different kind of democracy than existed before. This book lays out the comparative research agenda on the impact of referendums on the practice of liberal democracy.

Keywords

  • campaign
  • constitution
  • decision-making
  • democracy
  • Direct democracy
  • European Union (EU)
  • government
  • Institution
  • referendum
  • voter

Reviews

'[A] beautifully written edited volume on the growing use of referendums around the world and their profound impact on the practice of liberal democratic governments...Written by some of the most well-respected scholars in the field, this theoretically rich volume will meet and exceed your expectations.' - Caroline J. Tolbert, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Kent State University

'...a thoughtful and useful treatment of an important subject that should be valuable for researchers and accessible to students.' - David Stewart, Canadian Journal of Political Science

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

    Matthew Mendelsohn

  • Centre for Research and Information on Canada, Montreal, Canada

    Andrew Parkin

About the editors

SHAUN BOWLER Professor of Political Science, University of California, Riverside IAN BUDGE Professor of Political Science, University of Essex SIMONE CHAMBERS Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Colorado STEPHEN C. CRAIG Professor of Political Science, University of Florida TODD DONOVAN Associate Professor of Political Science, Western Washington University AVIGAIL EISENBERG Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia BRIAN GALLIGAN Professor of Political Science, University of Melbourne SIMON HUG Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland RICHARD JENKINS Political Studies Department, Queen's University, Ontario ANDERS TODAL JENSSEN Associate Professor of Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim RICHARD JOHNSTON Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia JAMES G. KANE Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program in Political Campaigning, University of Florida AMIE KREPPEL Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Florida OLA LISTHAUG Professor of Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim ARTHUR LUPIA Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego LAURENCE MOREL Lecturer, Institute d'études politiques de Lille, France

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